Muriel Spark - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

A Tea with a Book Addict talk

In the glorious city of Edinburgh, teacher Miss Jean Brodie, who is in her prime, mentors 6 girls and tells them they are the ‘crème de la crème’. What damage does she do to them, and why is this brilliant and unsettling novel ranked amongst the 100 Best Books of Modern Literature?

A subscriber-only Zoom talk on Sunday 13 June 2021, 4.00 pm Australian Eastern Time (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra).

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“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is near perfect in its design traditional and experimental. Rich in period detail, it is nevertheless as spare and taut as one of Simenon’s thrillers and as light as a soufflé.”
― Alan Taylor, Scottish Review of Books

Get the book, watch the movie and more

Here is where to buy the books in print, ebook or audio. Find the books on my recommended reading list, watch a movie version, enjoy related videos, websites and much more. Have anything to add here? Let me know.

PURCHASE
The Go-between by L.P. Hartley
Foreign country: The Life of L.P. Hartley by Adrian Wright
The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson

FREE DOWNLOAD
Some free versions are better than others, please feel free to try these, but I cannot guarantee the quality.
The Go-Between – Internet Archive by L.P. Hartley Free downloadable version in various formats including Kindle, epub, pdf and others. If you are unsure of how to add these files to your ereader, look here.

FIND IN A LIBRARY (You will need to create an account and hold a library card.)
The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley National Library of Australia free public access to books in libraries at Trove.

MOVIES
YouTube playlist featuring the 1971 movie and the 2012 BBC Radio adaptations of The Go-Between

AUDIO
90 min. BBC Radio Drama adaptation of L.P. Hartley’s classic novel, The Go-Between

LINKS
Purchase my Literary Reader’s Guide to L.P. Hartley & The Go-Between

Discuss it with me

Why is this brilliant and unsettling novel ranked amongst the 100 Best Books of Modern Literature? Let’s discuss it here.

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Featured image credit- Maggie Smith as Jean Brodie, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1969 20thC Fox movie adaptation, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064840/

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